Al-Qaida cuts ties with militant group

Statement hints at Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant’s lack of teamwork

Posted: February 4, 2014 at 3:23 a.m.

BEIRUT — Al-Qaida formally dissociated itself with Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant on Monday, sealing a rift with the most radical group fighting in both countries that has exposed the shrinking influence of the al-Qaida leadership over a new generation of emerging radicals.

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